The Vernon, quite simply, is the pride of Henbury. Dating all the way back to the 1700s and having been known by a fair few names, there’s one thing that has remained unchanged: The Vernon is a classic country pub and hotel, steeped in history and well-loved by its community. Today, after a gorgeous renovation, The Vernon of Hanbury serves all of the pub classics you would expect, as well modern, really quite refined gourmet plates. There are local ales and speciality wines, complemented by more than a few cosy corners to sit and drink them in. A beautiful building on Droitwich Road in the Worcestershire countryside, The Vernon simply can’t be missed.
Originally built in 1740 and first known as The Vernon Arms in Worcestershire, The Vernon maintains a rich, fascinating heritage. Most notable is The Vernon’s accolade as the birthplace of The Archers, the bar where the famous show’s creator, Godfrey Baseley, would often drink – it’s even said many of The Archer’s characters were based on villagers of Hanbury. Today, after a long renovation in 2012, The Vernon is as popular a venue across Worcestershire as it ever was – keeping details such as the rings for tethering horses to back in the 1800s – having added luxurious and modern touches to its decor. You can find it on Droitwich Road, right in the heart of Hanbury, where we know you’ll eat, drink and stay for far longer than planned.
Choose from a number of stylish dining or lounging spaces and indulge in what is a classic yet bang-up-to-date pub menu – there’s the best of British as well as favourites from afar. To start, you’d struggle to go wrong with the chicken liver, sherry and balsamic parfait, or the portobello mushrooms topped with bacon and stilton. As for mains, and the butcher’s choice sausage and mash with a hearty red onion gravy is, of course, a winner. If, however, you’re only stopping by for a light bite, there are gourmet sandwiches and burgers from the bar menu – the pulled pork with rocket and BBQ sauce being our favourite – that you can wash down with whatever fine ale happens to be on tap. The Vernon of Hanbury is marvellous and, to be frank, we love. Make the trip through the Worcestershire hills and reserve a table now.
The Vernon is my favourite pub. It has massive car park and good fresh food. It has to be my favourite pub in west midlands :)
Great menu and fab food we were a table of 6 this Saturday really enjoyed it and will return lovely Decor too thank you ,
Can’t find a fault in experience. Food was fantastic and value for money
The service we received upon our arrival till after the lunch was outstanding and the food ,staff and cleanliness of the facilities was perfect ,cannot fault our lunch at all. Lovely fish sandwiches so filling didn't need dinner !🤗
The Vernon has been thoughfully fitted out and it is a lovely setting with good dining ambiance. Attentive service and well cooked food. It's competition is The Forest at Feckenham which does it all a little bit better. So its the Forest for us but there's not a lot in it.
Staff were very good, cheerful and very busy but we were somewhat disappointed with the food. The lamb appeared to be pre-sliced rather than carved, although tasty. The new potatoes served to my 96yr old mother were more than al-Dante and she found them very hard to even cut, and although the vegetarian dish was tasty it was very badly dished up looking very unappetising. There was also a lack of cutlery laid on the table with staff having to bring items to us with each course, omitting to provide us with a fork alongside our spoon for the desert. All in all we felt we missed out on what should have been a very nice experience in a restaurant which had come highly recommended.
We had a truly FANTASTIC evening. The food was divine and the presentation second to none. The chefs are to be congratulated. Total perfection. The young lady who looked after us was incredibly efficient, totally professional and exceedingly attentive. My friend was presented with an impromptu birthday cake at the end of the meal, and was overjoyed by the incredibly kind and generous gesture. My husband and I have dined at the Vernon many times, and we have never been disappointed.
Our first time at the Vernon Arms. We were very impressed. Had to wait quite a while for our food but when it was explained that the Italian Chicken was cooked to order that was fine. My husband said it was the best chicken meal he had had in a restaurant. The sweets were amazing. Very good value for money, we will definitely be going there again. Nice surroundings in a lovely area in Hanbury.
Located on the main Droitwich to Feckenham Road with a large car park. Friendly service and tasty food. Would recommend The Vernon for lunch as it is not too busy during the week.
Fantastic Food and excellent service, couldn't ask for more. You get a really warm welcome when you walk in here, all the staff are freindly and polite and the standard of the food is excellent, everything for our table was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic, just a really fantastic place to meet friends for dinner. Would highly recomend